Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD
1150 University Drive, Suite 105
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Not wheelchair accessible
CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Nutrition MS: Nutrition Education, Columbia University RD: Registered Dietitian, Columbia University BS: Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University CSSD: Board Certified Sports Dietitian
Board Certified: Yes, Sports Dietetics
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Wendy provided nutrition counseling to children and adolescents in the Eating Disorders Center at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York which is part of the NS-LIJ Health System from 2001-2011. There she worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team, evaluating and treating a spectrum of eating disorders and disordered eating, including Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Wendy has been on the Clinical Advisory Board of Project HEAL, a nonprofit organization created to aid in the funding for the treatment of eating disorders, since it was created in 2008. Wendy evaluates and treats patients with eating disorders and disordered eating including: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Female Athlete Triad and competitive athletes, picky eaters, failure to thrive, menstrual irregularities, PCOS, and children/teens with anxiety, depression, OCD. She works with children, adolescents and adults, individually or as a family. Wendy was the Team Nutritionist for the New York Jets from 2006-2013 where she worked directly with players to improve endurance, speed and explosiveness. She is a Sports Performance Nutrition Consultant for Pro Hoops, helping athletes achieve peak performance prior to the NBA draft. She has consulted for the NY Islanders, and Hofstra University’s Women’s Lacrosse and Volleyball teams. She works closely with competitive athletes in order to enhance sports performance and gain a competitive edge. Wendy is a co-founder and co-owner of FOODWIZE, a company that specializes in menus that are kid friendly, nutritionally sound, and parent approved. Wendy received her B.S. in dietetics/nutritional sciences from Cornell University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education at Teacher’s College at Columbia University where she also completed her dietetic internship.
Wendy has a realistic approach to nutrition and works with her clients to set achievable goals that will enable them to have sustainable success. Nutrition can have a tangible effect on health, mood, energy, concentration and sports performance. Wendy takes pride in helping her clients improve their overall health and nutrition. Eating disorders are complex and require the help from not only a nutritionist, but also a therapist and physician as well. Making changes can be overwhelming. Wendy starts slowly, one step at a time, in a way that would feel comfortable and safe for you. She works on rebuilding your relationship with food. She doesnt believe in dieting but will help you to achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
How I would define recovery: Feeling comfortable with all foods, eating spontaneously and freely without guilt, anxiety, or fear. Feeling good about your body. Avoiding perfectionistic thinking – no one’s diet is perfect! Having fun with food. No obsessing.
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GBLT, Males, Seniors
CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Anorexia Nervosa, Affective Disorders, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Eating, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating disorders not otherwise specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Nutritional Counseling
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, phone counseling, e-mail
FEES: Cash, personal checks, sliding scale. Will bill on behalf of patient.